Where Curious and Open Minds Aspire

The Department of Educational Psychology trains the next generation of leaders in cognitive and developmental sciences, counseling psychology, educational statistics and measurement, school and clinical mental health counseling, and school psychology.

For more than 50 years, the department has focused on building multiculturally competent counselors and psychologists, and in 2013 it won the American Psychological Association’s prestigious Bersoff Presidential Cultural Award for its success in recruiting and graduating doctoral students from diverse backgrounds.

Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about the Cognitive & Developmental Sciences, Educational Statistics & Measurement, School Psychology, or School & Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs? We invite you to a virtual information session. Please attend one or both of the following:

1) Our online information session on Friday Sept 16 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm cst. Register for this session here.
2) Graduate School Open House: Thursday Oct 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Virtual) or Thursday Nov 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (In-Person). Grad School open house attendees who start their applications between 8/31/22 and 3/15/22 will receive one application fee waiver. Register for an open house session here.

Our Programs

Educational Psychology, MS


Educational Psychology, PhD


School Psychology, EdS

Accelerated Master’s Degree (BS/MS)

Earn your BS in Community Engagement & Education (CEED), plus a Master’s in Cognitive & Developmental Sciences (CDS) in just 5 years!

Graduate Certificates


State of Wisconsin Credentials

Undergraduate Options

Fellowship Application Deadlines

Students in Educational Psychology graduate programs are eligible for funding opportunities through the Graduate School. Fellowships information and links to apply can be found on the Graduate School Types of Funding webpage. Those applications must be submitted by the last week in December (2022 deadline: December 29, 2022) for internal ranking in the department. We then submit recommendations to the Graduate School by their deadline in early February for the next academic year.